Tivo launches iPad app

MUMBAI: US media company Tivo, which offers advanced television services including digital video recorders, has announced a new Tivo app for the iPad.

The app will be available for free from the Apple iTunes App store in the coming weeks. The Tivo Premiere App enables you to search, browse, explore and share your favourite entertainment all without interrupting whatever is playing on the idiot box.
Since the app works in tandem with what viewers are watching, the company says that the wiPad is now the ultimate remote control and companion device for TiVo Premiere users.

By bringing its high-definition user interface to iPad, Tivo says that it has created a true two-screen TV experience. TiVo Premiere users will get access to a full set of TiVo capabilities on iPad, providing a richer TV viewing experience for both live TV and Internet video while kicking back on the sofa. Plus, users will also be able to schedule and manage their DVR recordings while on-the-go.

The TiVo Premiere App for iPad includes:

Gesture based control -- Viewers can Take complete control of all recordings, even dragging forward and back through a show with a simple tap or swipe

Start watching what you want -- One can launch a recorded show, live TV or streaming video with the swipe of a finger

Programme guide -- One can browse the full-screen TV program guide without interrupting TV viewing

Schedule -- One can also schedule one-time recordings and Season Pass recordings from the device at home or on-the-go  
Search -- Users can search for TV shows, movies, actors or directors across both broadcast and broadband from Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, and more
Share comments with friends -- From within the TiVo Premiere App, fans can comment and share thoughts to Facebook or Twitter about the show currently neing watched.

Tivo VP, GM of product marketing Jim Denney said, "We‘re bringing TiVo‘s innovative user interface from the TV directly to your fingertips, taking your TV viewing experience to a whole new level. The new Tivo Premiere App takes our best in class user-interface and brings it to iPad‘s stunning, high-resolution display and innovative Multi Touch interface."

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